Midsummer feasts: potted shrimp

In his penultimate recipe for open-air feasts, our Head Chef Stewart Turner dishes up the ultimate potted shrimp; an exceptionally English dish with a sumptuous mix of savoury and sweet, and perfect for picnics. Potted shrimp is a quintessentially British dish and the perfect reminder that we have our own fantastic summertime dishes, without the default nod […]

Midsummer feasts: barbecued salmon

Barbecues needn’t mean hunks of red meat and macho marinades; in this week’s recipe our Head Chef Stewart Turner recommends a sophisticated salmon dish for a stylish midsummer feasts. Salmon is one of those fish that seems to divide opinion these days. A bit like chicken, mass-produced and farmed fish has given a bad reputation […]

Midsummer feasts: Chorizo Scotch eggs

Ensuring your picnic basket is packed with only the finest treats, our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides a premium update on the humble Scotch egg. Another slightly retro classic, which for me is a picnic must, the Scotch egg is a joy to behold, and when properly made, is as far removed from the mass-produced […]

Midsummer feasts: Coronation chicken

With the picnic season upon us, our Head Chef Stewart Turner continues his series of recipes for al fresco dining with a quintessentially British picnic dish – coronation chicken; previously considered passé, this street-party staple is experiencing a revival. Coronation chicken has had its ups and downs since its original inception as a dish to […]